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awilliam's picture Azetta Beatty, MS
Work-Life Manager
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Work-Life
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(859) 257-2648
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Azetta.Beatty@uky.edu

The preventive care provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) states that health plans must cover one breast pump per pregnancy with no cost sharing for female members. For UK employees who are covered with UK health insurance, this means there is no cost for select breast pumps.

Costs of select breast pumps are fully covered by UK insurance

While many pumps are available at no cost to UK health insurance members, not all pumps are fully covered by insurance. Depending on which breast pump an employee chooses, there may be an upgrade fee of $30 to $150. Please ask the supplier about all possible brand options and total costs. Employees are responsible for all applicable taxes. 

How to get a breast pump

1. Get a prescription

Approximately 30 days prior to your due date or anytime following delivery, obtain a prescription from your pediatrician or OB/GYN for a double electric breast pump. 

2. Contact a medical supplier

Contact one of the medical suppliers listed below. Please have your insurance card and prescription available when you call. 

Lexington suppliers:
  • Bluegrass Oxygen / Aerocare: (859) 300-6988 or (859) 277-2583
Online suppliers with home delivery:

3. Pick up the pump or receive it by mail

Depending on the medical supplier you choose, you may need to pick it up at the supply store.

More information about breast pumps

There are several different types of breast pumps. UK HealthCare shares information to help you understand which type of pump you might need. Additionally, we provide university-wide guidance for supporting lactation and breastfeeding on campus.

Which breast pump do I need

More about breastfeeding and lactation support at UK